Date of Post: 23 Dec, 2017
New DelhI: Magenta Line of Delhi Metro is set to be opened for public on December 25. The DMRC on Friday organised a media tour on Magenta Line from Botanical Garden till Kalkaji Mandir. PM Narendra Modi will inaugurate the Botanical Garden-Kalkaji Mandir section on the line that is eventually going to extend till Janakpuri in West Delhi.
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About The New Corridor-
The 12.64-km long section, part of the upcoming Botanical Garden (Noida)-Janakpuri West (Delhi) corridor, has nine stations.
- Kalindi Kunj
- Jasola Vihar
- Shaheen Bagh
- Okhla Vihar
- Jamia Millia Islamia
- Sukhdev Vihar
- Okhla NSIC
- Kalkaji Mandir
- Botanical Garden
- Okhla Birds Sanctuary
Driverless Trains Introduced-
- The new trains that can run without a driver will be put on tracks for the first time on Magenta Line.
- On this route, state-of-the-art CBTC (communication based train control) signal technology will be installed to help track the movement of the train within 90 to 100 seconds.
- Initially, the frequency of the trains will be 5 minute 14 seconds with 10 trains being pressed into service.
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- The cost of the journey between Botanical Garden and Kalkaji Mandir will be Rs 30 against Rs 50 earlier due to the new interchange station.
- “The 28-km stretch between Kalkaji Mandir and Botanical Garden costs Rs 50. Now, with direct connectivity, the ride has been reduced to 12 km, costing Rs 30,” Anuj Dayal, Executive Director, Corporate Communications said.
- Dayal said the new line would also prove economical for commuters, besides saving time.
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First-Ever Interchange Station Outside Delhi-
- The Botanical Garden, part of the Blue Line (Dwarka-Noida City Centre), has been developed as the metro’s first-ever interchange station outside the boundaries of Delhi.
- The Kalkaji Mandir station is also part of the Violet Line (Kashmere Gate-Escorts Mujesar).
10 Trains On New Line-
- 10 trains would operate on this new line, while two would be kept on reserve, the DMRC authorities said.
- The coaches running on this line have-
- LED information display
- Power charging capacity, including directly through USB ports
- Colourful seats of different shades
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